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Cancer liaison physician named

WILLMAR -- Dr. Thomas Lange of Willmar recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at Rice Memorial Hospital.

Cancer liaison physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. They are responsible for leading Commission on Cancer initiatives within their cancer program, collaborating with outside agencies and facilitation quality improvement initiatives utilizing the National Cancer Database.

Lange is a surgeon at Affiliated Community Medical Centers and a member of the multidisciplinary cancer committee at Rice Hospital.

Walt's promotes Jensen, Polzin

WILLMAR -- Walt's of Willmar announces the promotion of two employees. Josh Jensen has been promoted to assistant manager of Walt's In & Out Oil Change. Jensen has been an employee of Walt's for the past 11 years. He is originally from Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School. He lives in Willmar with his wife, Brianna, and their daughter.

Andy Polzin has been promoted to assistant day manager. Polzin has been an employee of Walt's for approximately three years. He is a graduate of Willmar High School, and anticipates graduating from the marketing and sales management program at Ridgewater College during the winter of 2012.

Business Awards

Kandi Roofing Co. of Pennock recently received the 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award from Firestone Building Products Company LLC for its dedication to roofing system excellence. Kandi Roofing was among 206 companies throughout North America to receive this industry acknowledgement. "Firestone strives to provide high-quality products and superior warranty programs, but a vital factor in our success is our network of exceptional commercial roofing contractors," said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. "Kandi Roofing Co. consistently upholds high industry standards, demonstrates outstanding workmanship and is a prime example of top quality commercial and industrial roofing installations that Firestone can stand behind."